The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) is teaming up with Sotheby’s to curate and auction a collection of exclusive pieces created by American designers.
The collection will highlight iconic designs and rare pieces that collectors and CFDA members have donated. It will be showcased in an exhibition featuring different genres and time periods.
An unnamed curator is working with CFDA to organize a selection of lots for the auction, which Sotheby’s plans to host from November 27 to December 12 in conjunction with its Luxury Week sale in New York City. It remains to be seen whether the auction will be held live, but it has been confirmed that potential buyers can bid online.
All proceeds from the auction will support the CFDA Foundation, which seeks to empower the next generation of designers through mentorships and scholarships.
Over the past few years, Sotheby’s has auctioned several notable collections, including 200 pairs of Louis Vuitton-Nike collab sneakers designed by Virgil Abloh for a stunning $25.3 million.
The luxury auction house has also sold several personal belongings of Karl Lagerfeld, including a dark tuxedo, Goyard luggage, and a Dior Homme jacket.
Photo credit: Goyard